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This residency provides opportunities for Portland-based artists and School of Art + Design alums to develop work that critically engages with textile art processes.  The program supports artists, designers, and scholars engaging in interdisciplinary applications of clothing and textiles  - including fashion, costume, contemporary art, and social practice.


The 3-month residencies align with the Portland State University term system with culminating opportunities to present work in a variety of public forums.  Residency dates and application deadlines for the 2021-2011 academic year are:


Winter Residency Dates:

January 15th - April 15th

Application Deadline November 1st /

Awards announced November 15th


Spring Residency Dates:

March 15th - June 15th

Application Deadline February 1st /

Awards announced February 15th


The program provides residents with facilities and resources for advancing textile-related work. 


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Evening and weekend access to the Sewing, Weaving, and Dye/Print Labs which includes dress forms, industrial sewing equipment, floor looms, knitting machines, dye equipment, and screen printing facilities. 


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Mentorship opportunities with PSU Textile Arts faculty and guest artists.

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Access to digital resources and software subscriptions including the WeaveIt, ProCreate, and CLO3D.


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Each resident will receive a $500 stipend in exchange for developing or assisting with programing initiatives related to their work.

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Exposure through presentation/exhibition opportunities at the end of each session


The program is intended for artists, designers, and scholars looking to develop new work within textile/fiber media.  Prior work in textiles is not required, however, it should be noted that course access and individual instruction are available as part of the program. The residency is open to Portland-based artists, with priority given to alumni from The School of Art + Design.  

The application form is available at: Residents are selected by Textile Arts faculty using the following criteria:


  • Quality of the project proposal

  • Intentions for programmatic engagement

  • Capacity reflected in work samples 


For questions about the residency or application process, please contact Alison Heryer (

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